|Rick Gonzalez Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||June 30, 1979|
Rick Gonzalez is an American actor and singer who grew up in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York City. He is best known for having been cast as Timo Cruz in the sports drama film, Coach Carter, as Ben Gonzalez in the comedy series, Reaper, and as Rene Ramirez /Wild Dog in the superhero drama show, Arrow. He has also appeared in a number of other shows and movies such as Prince of Central Park, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, The Rookie, Old School, War of the Worlds, For Your Consideration, What We Do Is Secret, In the Valley of Elah, Make Your Move, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Whole Truth, Traffic Light, Blue Bloods, Battle Creek, Mr. Robot, and Legends of Tomorrow. Starting his pursuits as an actor from an early age, Rick Gonzalez has also garnered a major social media fan base with more than 500k followers on Instagram and more than 80k followers on Twitter.
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Rick Gonzalez studied in elementary and junior high school in Brooklyn. Then, he studied acting at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City, from where he graduated in 1997.
Rick Gonzalez is represented by Framework Entertainment, Talent Management Company, West Hollywood, California, United States.
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Rick Gonzalez has dated –
- Sherry Aon – Rick Gonzalez is married to Sherry Aon and the duo can often be spotted attending several events. They are also blessed with a daughter and Rick often posts pictures with his family on his Instagram account.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rican descent.
- Toned physique
- Wide forehead
- Dimpled smile
Rick Gonzalez appeared in a Sprite commercial in 2006.
Best Known For
- Having been cast in a variety of movies like Prince of Central Park (2000) as Gangbanger, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) as Gang Banger, The Rookie (2002) as Rudy Bonilla, Laurel Canyon (2002) as Wyatt, Biker Boyz (2003) as Primo, Old School (2003) as Spanish, War of the Worlds (2005) as Vincent, For Your Consideration (2006) as Chillaxin’ Host, What We Do Is Secret (2007) as Pat Smear, Illegal Tender (2007) as Wilson DeLeon Jr., In the Valley of Elah (2007) as Phone Technician, Pride and Glory (2008) as Eladio Casado, The Guilt Trip (2012) as Mark, Make Your Move (2013) as Rene, Blame It On The Streets (2014) as Braze, November Rule (2015) as Nick, 179th Street (2016) as Chelo Santiago, and Deuces (2017) as Papers
- Appearing in several shows like Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (2000) as Alfonso, Touched by an Angel (2000) as Ramone, Boston Public (2000-2001) as Juan Figgis, Nash Bridges (2001) as Hector, ER (2001) as Jorge Escalona, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2002) as Tomas, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006) as Marcus, Reaper (2007-2009) as Ben Gonzalez, Medium (2009) as Juan Espinosa, The Whole Truth (2010) as Ronnie Soto, The Protector (2011) as Jamie Sosa, The Closer (2011) as Bruno Perez, Dark Prophet (2012-2014) as DJ Rashnu, Blue Bloods (2013) as Ricky, Rush (2014) as Manny Maquis, Battle Creek (2015) as Omar, Mr. Robot (2015) as Isaac Vera, Arrow (from 2016) as Rene Ramirez /Wild Dog, and Legends of Tomorrow (2017) as Rene Ramirez /Wild Dog
As a Singer
He released a mixtape, titled The Invisible Man, on May 24, 2011, and DJ G-Spot hosted him for the project. Rick Gonzalez later revealed the reason behind the mixtape’s title citing, “I called it ‘The Invisible Man’ because of my frustration trying to get my music career going for at least 7 years and feeling ignored by the industry. So I felt invisible to them (music industry).”
Rick Gonzalez made his first theatrical film appearance as Ricky in the romantic comedy-drama film, Mambo Café, in 2000.
First TV Show
Rick Gonzalez made his first TV show appearance in an episode, titled Spanish Harlem, of the crime action drama series, F/X: The Series, in 1997.
Rick Gonzalez stays fit by working out on a regular basis. He also indulges in boxing at a martial arts school named DCS – Diaz Combat Sports located in Vancouver, British Columbia under the guidance of his trainer Arvin. Rick often shares his workout videos on Instagram which show him practicing various exercises like lunges, squats, pull-ups, and push-ups.
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My dedication to my physicality isn’t completely reliant on the character I play. But more so evolved to a mirror of who I am and what I’ve become in the last few years since I found my faith. That dedication reflects the internal work mentally, which is needed in order for me to grab hold of my destiny. Success can only be achieved through discipline. Results are achieved through discipline. Our power is activated through our free will. Therefore it’s the choices you make that determine the outcome you deserve. Discipline for me begins with my thoughts and my mind. Get in the habit of renewing your mind. Reprogramming. “Change the channel”! YOU have what it takes to succeed. It is already in you. Those are the cold hard facts. Discover your truth and what is in the way of your discipline to find “success” and things will most certainly begin to change. ❤️ (Astral Plane by @flyinglotus) #Workout
Rick Gonzalez Favorite Things
- Color – Gray
- Cookies – Chocolate chip cookies
- Go To Pet – French Bulldog
- Singer – Bruno Mars
- Breakfast Food – Old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes
- Vacation Spot – Barcelona
- Word – ‘Yao’
- Fictional Character – Wolverine
- Car – Tesla
- Action Figure /Go To Toy As A Kid – G.I. Joe, Transformers
- Movie Of All Time – Die Hard
- TV Show – The Wonder Years
- Song – Juicy by The Notorious B.I.G.
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Rick Gonzalez Facts
- He grew up in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York City.
- His parents met each other in Washington, D.C. where they later got married. However, the marriage ended in a divorce.
- He started acting at a very young age and would often put on improvised “shows” for his family and friends and would also participate in a number of his school’s plays.
- It was his teachers who pushed him towards pursuing a career in acting and getting enrolled at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
- He has been friends with writer, actor, and producer, Jorge A. Reyes.
- Follow Rick Gonzalez on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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